My Trip To Target – By IrishAG

Hi!  A few days ago I went to Target.  I’ll be showing you photos of Our Generation, Disney and Star Wars stuff.  Our Generation is an 18″ doll line Target sells.   Anyhoo…

1-3-16 016This cracked me up.  Darth Vader coming through your wall.  🙂

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Evie is my fave Descendants carachter.

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Frozen dolls…

1-3-16 022This snowgie is really cute.  XD

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I love this diner!

1-3-16 033A fun and fancy outfit.

1-3-16 034This looks like Julie’s hairstyle set!

1-3-16 045Do you see the gnome?  So cute!

1-3-16 044That girl looks a lot like the mean girl Renata from the Isabelle movie!

After looking through the doll section, I went to the clearance section.  This is what I saw:

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And this was the best part:

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That was my trip to Target!

Have you seen the force awakens?  If not, are you going to?

~IrishAG

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Cousin Fun: Part 3 By IrishAG

Can you handle more cousin fun?  XD

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Our cousin’s one-room schoolhouse.  Dosen’t Kirsten look adorable in bun buns?

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Looking for the perfect pumpkin…

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Kaya: This one’s mine!

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Family photos.

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Coconut’s running away!

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Caroline: I got him!

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A little spotlight on Kaya.

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Saying goodbye.

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The second we got home, Julia fell asleep.

That concludes cousin fun for now!  Another sleepover is in the works, and you know what that means…

MORE COUSIN FUN!!!!

-IrishAG

Diy No-Sew Anna Cape for AG Dolls! By IrishAG

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I love the movie Frozen, so I thought it would be fun to make a tutorial for the Anna cape!  You could also use this tutorial for a colonial cape for Felicity, a hobbit cape, or any doll that needs a cool cape! 🙂  It requires no sewing AT ALL, and I did it start to finish in less than an hour, including stops to figure it out and take photos.  You can do it!

You’ll need:

  • felt
  • fabric scissors
  • ribbon
  • measuring tape
  • piece of scratch paper
  • pencil
  • pins

Step 1:

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Cut out a square of felt 18 1/2″ long and 10 1/2″ wide.

Step 2:

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Fold your fabric in half, and cut a soft curve at the bottom.  Unfold your fabric.

Step 3:

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Use your piece of scrap paper and cut a rough half circle, shown above.  Pin to a new piece of felt, and cut around the paper. (I used an old doodle page 🙂 )

Step 4:

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Unpin the paper from the felt.  The felt should look like the felt in the right picture.

Step 5:

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Your diameter should be about 10″.  Fold the straight part in half, and pin.

Step 6:

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Every 1″, cut  a small slit. DON’T CUT THE SLITS TOO NEAR THE TOP OF THE FABRIC!!!  THEY WILL RIP!

Step 7:

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When you finish cutting, unpin the fabric.                          The slits should look like this.

Step 8:

Okay, I didn’t take a photo. Sorry!  Line up the half-circle piece of fabric with your rectangle of fabric, and cut slits in the rectangle fabric, on the top, in the same places as the half-circle fabric’s slits.  You will want to pin the rectangle fabric like you did with the half-circle.  Then unpin, and overlap the two fabric pieces.

Step 9:

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Now that your pieces are overlapped, take your ribbon and weave it through the slits, as shown above.

Step 10:

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Take the two ends of the ribbon and scoot the fabric towards the middle, but not too close.

Step 11:

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Once you have gathered to your preference, knot the ends to keep it in place.

Step12:

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Round the bottom of the cape a bit more, or leave it to trail behind the doll. (For an Elsa cape.)

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And you’re done!  I later did some simple decorative stitching on the borders, but you can leave it plain.

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My ribbon was a bit on the wee side, but you could always change it out!

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This pic shows the train.  This is longer than the one in the film.

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If you want to make a matching cape for yourself, go to thedisneykids.com for their tutorial!

Did you like the tutorial?  Did you make a cape?  Tell us in the comments!

-IrishAG

 

 

Prepping for Anna’s Birthday: a Photostory

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Hello there!  My name is Elsa, Queen of Arrendale. *sniff* Sorry, my nose is a bit runny today. I hope that clears up by tomorrow!  Tomorrow is Anna’s birthday, so I’m making sure everything is PERFECT.  I just came back from picking this bouquet for her.  Sunflowers are her favorite, but there was only one blooming! *sniff*

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Back at the palace, I instructed the maids to make a beautiful ice cream cake for Anna, but to leave it to me for the topper.

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In the village, all the subjects bowed and curtsied. (“My lady queen!” “ Good morning your highness!” “Is that the queen?”)

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When I got to the jewelry stall, the owner tried to give it all to me, but I insisted to buy just one thing.

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The owner fainted when I told her I was going to give it to Princess Anna!

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Anna loves sandwiches, so I went to the kitchen and made one.  It took a few tries (it had been a long time since I had made a sandwich), but I finally did it!

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I comissioned an artist to paint a family portrait. *sniff* Excuse me!

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I asked the local children’s choir to perform a new song I wrote.  I hope Anna likes it!

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I’m so tired! Tomorrow is the big day. Fingers crossed! *Sniff*

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I hope you liked the photostory!  I made the outfit(except the shift).  Has anyone else out there made doll frozen fever outfits? (Anna dress in the making)

-IrishAG

Meet the Dolls

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Names: Elizabeth the 1st (left) and Elizabeth the 2nd (right)

Owners: Bagpipe99 & Curiousgeorgefan

Twins, Bagpipe99 got Elizabeth the 1st in 2008 for her birthday, and our grandma hand-me-downed Elizabeth the 2nd to Curiousgeorgefan in 2015.

What makes them different: Elizabeth the 1st is more calm and mature, being the older twin. Elizabeth the 2nd is crazy and fun.

Physical differences: E1 has slightly thicker hair and one of her earrings lost it’s stone. E2 has a scrape on her forehead and has side curls.

Similarities: They both love tiny treats, matching outfits, and hanging out with Felicity.

 

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Name: Josefina Montoya

Owner:Bagpipe99

Bagpipe99 got Josefina in 2009 for her birthday. Josefina is so pretty! We ❤ her stories because they’re about 4 sisters.

Personality: sweet, gentle, shy

Fun Fact: Josefina loves her heirlooms! She wears them every chance she gets!

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Name: Eleanor “Nellie” Iduna O’Malley

Owner:IrishAG(me!)

I got Nellie in 2009 for my birthday. She is my first doll. I love her hair color and her freckles. If I get Maryellen, I will definitely make them sisters.  They have the same hair color! I got Nellie’s ears pierced at American Girl Place. She was the first doll we did that with.

Birthday:  March 13th

Personality: proper, feisty, caring.

Favorite color:  Light blue.

Favorite Food:  Any kind of bread.

Fun Fact:  Nellie is my only doll with bangs.

 

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Name: Julia Branwen O’Malley (MyAG #23)

Owner: IrishAG

I received Julia for Christmas 2011. She is a MyAG doll, which gave me access to Innerstar U. Her hair is so pretty!  Julia is named after a girl at my old dance school, who played Clara in The Nutcracker.

Birthday:  February 14th (Valentine’s day!)

Personality: curious, girly, impulsive.

Favorite Color:  Purple!!!

Favorite Food:  French fries and shakes.

Fun Fact: Julia is my only doll with non-pierced ears.

 

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Name:  Aduke “Addy” Gallia Walker

Owner:  IrishAG

I bought Addy with her accessories at American Girl Place Chicago on May 10th, 2016.  She is our first African-American doll.  Gymnast03, my Mom and I read Addy’s books over the winter, and I fell in love with her character.  I really like her Meet Outifit and Accessories.  😀  And her era is really cool.  Of all my dolls, she has the longest hair.

Birthday:  May 10th

Personality:  Smart, friendly and thoughtful.

Favorite Food:  Ice cream!

Fun Fact:  Addy is the first doll I got at an AG Place!

 

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Name: Felicity Merriman

Owner:Gymnast03

Gymnast03 got Felicity in 2012 for her birthday. Felicity’s green eyes make her unique. Gymnast03’s favorite thing about her is her personality.

Fun Fact: Gymnast03 got felicity’s ears pierced at the AG Place.

 

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Name: Saige Copeland

Owner:Gymnast03

Gymnast03 got her in 2013 for her birthday. Saige is the first doll we got at the AG Place. Gymnast03’s favorite thing about her is that Saige likes art.

 

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Name: Kirsten Larson

Owner: Curiousgeorgefan

Kirsten is another hand-me-down from Grandma in 2015. Curiousgeorgefan loves Kirsten’s bangs. Kirsten has the Pleasant company logo on the back of her neck.

Fun Fact: Kirsten used to have braided loops, but her old owner took the loops out. Kirsten arrived at our house in two braids.

 

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Name: Grace Thomas

Owner:  Curiousgeorgefan

Fun Fact: Grace is Curiousgeorgefan’s 3rd doll.  She received her in 2015.

Our cousin’s dolls:

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Name: Kaya

Owner: Booklover3000

Our cousin’s Non-AG dolls:

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Name: Elsa  (the blond)                                                     Name: Merida (the redhead)

Owner:Frozenlover626

I LOVE Elsa and Merida! Their faces are so sweet!  They are Toddler dolls.

Confused which dolls belong to who?  Here’s a chart:

Bagpipe99 – Josefina, Elizabeth the 1st

IrishAG – Nellie, Julia, Addy

Gymnast03 – Saige, Felicity, Belle

Curiousgeorgefan – Elizabeth the 2nd, Kirsten, Grace Thomas

Our cousins and their dolls:

Booklover3000 – Kaya, Ruthie, Elizabeth

Gymnast05 – Kirsten, Felicity, Kit

Frozenlover626 – Caroline, Elsa, Merida

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(our dolls)

-IrishAG